Lauren Drake Managing Director

Lauren Drake


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Lauren Drake is a Managing Director in our Partner Practice Group. She specializes in representing and placing partners, counsel and groups into top global, national, regional and local law firms in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Lauren spent most of her career with international management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, providing her with a solid foundation in business knowledge. She understands the business needs of law firms, the keys to building a successful practice and what enables lawyers to thrive in specific environments. Lauren uses her market knowledge to provide clients and candidates with a comprehensive view of the market as she helps them navigate hiring and career decisions.


Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, Lauren spent more than 16 years with McKinsey & Company. During her tenure there, she oversaw client, people and knowledge development for the Strategy and Telecommunications practices. Her last role at McKinsey was as the Global Head of Experienced Hire Recruiting.

Before joining McKinsey, Lauren practiced telecommunications law in Washington, D.C., representing clients in corporate transactions and in administrative matters before the Federal Communications Commission.


In her time with Major, Lindsey & Africa, Lauren has placed dozens of partners and practice groups at many AmLaw 200 law firms as well as in high-level government positions.


College of William and Mary Law School: J.D.

Regional Moot Court champion; national finalist and top orator

University of Virginia: B.A.


Women in Law Empowerment Forum – Washington, D.C., Co-Chair and Global Advisory Board

Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Chapter